Potential Use of Moringa oleifera as Natural Coagulant and Biotreatment Agent to Improve Water Quality

Author's: Asfa Ashraf1,2*, Iqra Iqbal2,3
Authors' Affiliations
1The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350117, China.2Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Narowal (Noor Kot 51770), Pakistan.3Department of Zoology, Government College Women University Sialkot, Pakistan.*CorrespondenceAsfa Ashraf, PSM Editorial Office, Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Narowal (Noor Kot 51770), Pakistan.Email:sundausnaeem@yahoo.com
Article Type: Perspective     Published: Apr. 30, 2021 Pages: 50-52
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Abstract

The availability and quality of water have always played an important part in determining the quality of life. Lack of potable water is a huge problem and a major cause of death and disease in the world. The use of natural plant extracts for the treatment of water has been recorded throughout human history. Moringa oleifera (Moringaceae) is highly important plant distributed in tropics and subtropics regions of the world. The use of Moringa oleifera as a natural coagulant and biotreatment agent to improve water quality is because of its ability to reduce turbidity and microbial presence in the water. Seeds of this tropical tree contain water-soluble, positively charged proteins that act as an effective coagulant for water and wastewater treatment. In this issue, Ibiene et al. determine the efficacy of M. oleifera seed powder as a coagulant in wastewater treatment and a biotreatment agent to improve surface water quality. M. oleifera could be viewed as sustainable, appropriate, effective, and robust water treatment means.

Keywords

Biotreatment agent, Natural coagulant, Moringa oleifera, Wastewater, Water Quality.

How to cite

Ashraf, A., Iqbal, I., 2021. Potential Use of Moringa oleifera as Natural Coagulant and Biotreatment Agent to Improve Water Quality. PSM Biol. Res., 6(2): 50-52.